KENDAL showing rider Glen Allen has been on top form by winning his ticket for Royal International Horse Show in July.

He won the non-native British Skewbald and Piebald qualifier at White Rose County Show held in Temple Newsham Park, Leeds, riding the nine year old gelding Millpond Look So Cheeky by Honeypot Sporran bred by Colin Peopall and owned by his aunt Kath Allen from Milnthorpe.

Allen went to Chaps Northern Regional Show held at Richmond Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire where he won the non native pony section and qualified for the 65th Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham in October.

Cheeky will be making her fifth appearance in the final and at Richmond took the tricolour and overall supreme of the show.

A fortnight earlier with Cheeky, Allen also took the novice working hunter championship ahead of Farleton”s Alasdair Prickett, riding Rocheston Prince.

The White Rose Show also produced good performances for Oxenholme sisters Chrissy Knipe and her sister Rebecca when Katie Parkinson riding the six year old mare Renelles Royal Extravaganza by Stanley Grange’s Royal Appontment took the BSPS Horse Championship.

They also celebrated third in the Intermediate qualifier with Leigh McNamee riding the five year old New Justice by Kilvington Scoundrel bred by Pam Prickett, who took the small hunter.

Chrissy’s daughter Olivia won the Tiny Tots First Ridden riding Doolittle Tattiboogle and was first time for Olivia off the lead rein (Olivia took her Royal International in the mountain and moorland lead rein at Ayr County riding the five year old Pumphill Bayberry).

Kendal’s Zoe Burton riding her Area 1B winner Silken Web had a good second in the Pretty Polly Show Pony.

Meg Edmondson-Allen from Brigsteer took her International ticket in the Intermediate Show Riding Type, riding 10 year old mare Chianti; which was a top winner at NCPA Lancashire.

Meg also qualified for the Anglo-Part Bred Arab after winning at North of England and second at BSPS Area 1B.

The overall supreme at White Rose County went to Rebecca Milner riding the nine year old Fell pony Murthwaite Tradesman, bred by Thomas Capstick from Ravenstonedale.

Milner also took her ticket for the International and was mountain and moorland champion Danni Thexton won the Pretty Polly Heritage Mixed Breeds qualifier for the Royal International at the BSPS Area 1B Spring Show held on the Westmorland County Showground, Crooklands.

Thexton rode 13-year-old Washingpool Ladiesman owned by Ann Wilson from Natland.

Kirsty Errington from Swarthmoor will be riding at the International after winning with 10 year old Dartmoor section riding the ten year old stallion Rushfield Bailey having only been with Errington for a month. They enjoyed first and second at Myerscough.

The open mixed breeds was won by Area 1B committee member Kate Watson riding Tarbarl Mary Jane, who also had a good fourth with Kirtle Onyx in the International qualifier.

Watson was champion and qualified for the mountain and moorland working hunter at NPS Area Five riding Peasedown Artful Dodger.

Allen riding Hulme Harry Boy won the novice section.

Katie Heginbotham from Barrows Green rode Carnsdale Talk Talk and took the intermediate and novice working hunter championship as well as becoming reserve in the mountain and moorland section with Brynseath Jac-Do.

Alasdair Prickett took the 153cm section with Rocheston Prince and also had a good third riding for the first time Elizabeth Cross’s Shuvais Taurean Spirit.

Ulverston”s Emily Myerscough had a good second in the Intermediate Working Hunter riding Gartansky Diamond.